Since the ‘Education for All’ Initiative was launched in 1990, there has been growing recognition that the world we are living in is becoming increasingly complex, and the future evermore unpredictable. Our world is now driven by innovation and knowledge, but also confronted by unresolved political, environmental, and health challenges. The call to focus on sustainability (since 2015) has given us one lens to look through in addressing the challenges we are facing, but the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030, at least for Sub-Saharan Africa, necessitates resilient effort to transform education systems to graduate learners well-equipped for 21st Century living and working.